Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. She currently serves as Deputy Director for Science and Society for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. A scholar of science, technology, medicine, and social inequality, Nelson is author, most recently, of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome. Her books also include Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical DiscriminationGenetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History; and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life. She is also editor of “Afrofuturism.”+